Atlanta people and places

Jane Fonda and Ted Turner together again for her 80th birthday bash

8:01 am Dec. 11, 2017

Jane Fonda was joined by her “favorite ex-husband” Ted Turner and friends including actresses Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener, playwright Eve Ensler and Spanx founder Sarah Blakely for a fun birthday bash at The Whitley in Buckhead Saturday night.

James Taylor and Carole King performed and then helped Jane blow out candles.

See myAJC for full details about the “Eight Decades of Jane” celebration. which raised $1.3 million for GCAPP.

The one item you won’t find in Reese Witherspoon’s closet

8:13 am Dec. 8, 2017

Reese Witherspoon was in Atlanta the other day for a special visit to SCAD and the launch of the Buckhead location of her Draper James boutique.

Her stores (other locations are in Nashville, Dallas and Lexington, Ky.) and site sell adorable must-haves like a “Happy Y’allidays” sweatshirt, T-shirts with sayings like “Sweet as a Peach” or “Southern Fried” and lots of pretty party dresses. 

There’s one item you probably won’t find

Twitter reacts to Sen. Al Franken’s resignation announcement

12:35 pm Dec. 7, 2017

Reactions to Sen. Al Franken’s Thursday announcement that he will resign following accusations of improper behavior were swift and varied, with Donald Trump Jr. immediately cackling over the development and actresses Bette Midler and Ellen Barkin lamenting Franken’s decision.

Many observers sought to link Franken’s situation and allegations lodged against U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore of Alabama. During his remarks Franken criticized both Moore and President Donald Trump without mentioning

Actor Tom Arnold is blasting accuser ahead of Al Franken’s statement

11:01 am Dec. 7, 2017

“Saturday Night Live” comic turned U.S. Sen. Al Franken is due to make a statement later today amid growing calls for him to step down following broadcaster Leeann Tweeden’s accusations that Franken left her feeling “disgusted and violated” when they were both part of a 2006 performance for troops.

Actor Tom Arnold has taken to Twitter to criticize Tweeden.

PAST COVERAGE: Al Franken apologizes after broadcaster says he

Chelsea Handler evacuates, blames Trump for California wildfires

4:24 pm Dec. 6, 2017

Comic television personality Chelsea Handler, among the thousands forced to evacuate due to the raging California wildfires, sees President Donald Trump’s hand at work. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively,” she tweeted.

The infernos have caused filming to halt temporarily and threaten the famed Getty Museum.

Handler’s antipathy for Trump often fuels her busy Twitter feed.

“We have got to get rid of Trump,” she